Duplicate folders with _0


#1

When backing up an Ubuntu server with the headless client, I find a duplicate folder name with _0 appended to the name; for example I’m currently backing up 2 folders,/etc and /var/www/vhosts, however an additional folder vhosts_0 has been created in the backup.

The files in this folder are mostly log files, does this happen because the files are open or amended during the backup? I just want to check I’m not doing something wrong. If any config info or data is needed to confirm, let me know.


#2

Are those top level folders?

This would usually happen if you have two backup paths with the same name e.g. /var/www/vhosts and /etc/vhosts


#3

No, those are the paths from the root directory. I had them configured in default_dirs_def in /usr/local/var/urbackup/data/settings.cfg, but having deleted the client and backups and going again, I see now that default_dirs_def is empty in settings.cfg. Is it overwritten when the client is picked up again? And how would it know to back up only those 2 folders the second time? No separate settings in the webui.